A WWII Royal Canadian Navy Long Service Group
A WWII Royal Canadian Navy Long Service Group - France and Germany Star, Atlantic Star with France and Germany Clasp, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945 and Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (CPO 2/c J.L. McINTYRE RCN 2861-H). Naming is officially impressed on the RNLSGCM. Plated, court mounted with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, extremely fine. Accompanied by The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Nova Scotia 50 Year Service Medal (metal with a gold-coloured gilt, engraved "BRO. JAMES L. MACINTYRE ACADIA LODGE NO. 14" on the reverse, 33 mm, 50 Years Clasp on the ribbon, engraved "1946-1996" on the hanger, in case of issue, "McIntyre" spelled incorrectly) and copies of his Attestation Paper, Application for Entry in the Royal Canadian Navy, Service Records and Death Certificate, with selected areas blacked out for privacy reasons. Footnote: James Law McIntyre signed his Attestation Paper with "A" Company, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on August 6, 1935 in Kingston, Ontario, stating that he had had previous military service as a Cadet for two years. He was struck off strength on September 2, 1937. He later applied for entry into the Royal Canadian Navy as a Boy Seaman, enlisting for seven years service, signing his paper at Morrisburg, Ontario on July 17, 1936. He began his naval service with H.M.C.S. Stadacona, and between 1937 and 1939, he saw postings with St. Laurent and Skeena, before returning to Stadacona. His records indicate his theatres of service as "Canada, Overseas, on the High Seas" but does not give specific locations during the war. He maintained postings with Assiniboine, Stadacona, St. Croix, Restigouche, Cornwallis, Iroquois, Niobe and Peregrine. Postwar, McIntyre saw service with Niobe, York, Stadacona, Haida, Cornwallis, Quebec and York. His Royal Canadian Navy service totalled twenty-one years, as he signed on for stints of seven years in 1936, seven years in 1944, five years in 1951, one year in 1956 and one year in 1957. On February 27, 1958, he was released from his RCN service at H.M.C.S. York, with his rank upon retirement being Chief Petty Office 1st Class, Quartermaster Instructor, Trade Group 4. McIntyre then enrolled in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve on March 1, 1958 and was put on the Emergency List, then on the Active List on April 15. He was released on January 19, 1960 and promoted to A/Commissioned Boatswain at H.M.C.S. Star, until December 20, 1961. His papers indicate he was still a member of this component as late as February 1966. McIntyre died October 4, 2003 at the Brant Centre, Burlington, Ontario.